What is the prettiest town in Tuscany?

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and charming of all Italian regions, a sprawling region of gorgeous cities, rustic towns, rolling vineyards, world famous art, fine food and history that makes it easily one of the best trips in the country.

Tuscany Vineyard, Italy

But with so many gorgeous towns dotting the red and brown hillsides it can be hard to say what is the prettiest town in all of Toscana. Some say it’s the museums and ornate architecture that make Siena the most sublime, or the majestic walls of Lucca that take the torte di mele of Tuscany’s most eye-catching towns.

We thought we would take you through a few of them so you can get an idea of their beauty and what to do there!

  • Siena

    Siena isn’t just a stunningly beautiful city, it’s also a place with plenty of things to see and do in a short amount of time. Yes, if you are looking to gain a glimpse of Tuscan magic in its purest form while taking the artworks of the famous Sienese School, the eponymous town is perfect for you.

    Head to the wondrous Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Museo Civico and the Oratorio di S.Bernardino to see some of the masterworks in this masterful town.

  • Lucca

    Lucca is a romantic’s dream town, a gorgeous city that boasts giant medieval walls that could just be enough to put the town forward as Tuscany’s most tantalising. The massive fortification dates right back to Medieval times, and is perfect for couples looking to tour some Tuscan beauty via bicycle. If you’re looking for a pretty town that is a lot more relaxed than Florence and the tourist-heavy Pisa, Lucca is such a stunning place and totally worth the visit.

  • Florence

    If grand museums hosting world famous masterpieces are your idea of Tuscan beauty then, hey, you’ve just got to go to Florence! Sure, it is a large city, and doesn’t have the quaint charm of both Siena and Lucca, but Florence is a wondrous, incredibly beautiful city, one of the most eye-catching in all of Europe! Plus, you simply cannot visit Tuscany without heading to the Uffizi Gallery and the Academia, where works by Boticelli (including The Birth of Venus) and Michelangelo (the David, mind you), are housed amongst supreme collections.

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